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Well that always happens when too many try to jump on the same specialist bandwagon irrespective of where they’re located. Running might be a big thing right now but supplying only running shoes seriously limits the number of visitors, so to keep them coming back they need to be right on their game.

It seems very few shops these days stand the test of time and even the big names are deserting our town centres. Perhaps they should look at stores like Handcock and Woods and see if they can work out what the magic formula is.

 

Bill :)

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It's nice to see an old established shop like H&W still going. But just before Christmas my wife was dragging me round the shops and saw a cardy in there for my old mum, priced £12. I was all for buying it, but my wife dragged me over the market where the exact same Cardy was £9 on a stall there.

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On 1/18/2020 at 10:06 PM, TF and the wire said:

It's nice to see an old established shop like H&W still going. But just before Christmas my wife was dragging me round the shops and saw a cardy in there for my old mum, priced £12. I was all for buying it, but my wife dragged me over the market where the exact same Cardy was £9 on a stall there.

I suspect H&W have slightly higher over heads than a market stallholder. I have seen items in JTF warehouse at a fraction of the prices of High Legh and Bents Garden Centres - but the shopping experiences are totally different.

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We went to bents/high legh  a few weeks ago (gawd where was I as I always get the two confused) and I bought a little hanging 'apple' birdfeeder.  It was only about £3 so was quite impressed.  I wont mention all the other price tags I spotted walking the store though <ouch>

So then I looked for bird feed stuffs they also sold so I could fill it to fill it and the cheapest was about £5 a pack so I didn't but any and though I'd get from elsewhere.  I went into out local family run pet shop in Stockton Heath this week and got a bag full of bird seed for 85p.  Sort of wish I'd bought a bird feeder from them too now :(

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Went into town today, Sunday and was pleasantly surprised at how busy it was.

Golden Square was busy and there were also several shops open outside. I was in the olde sweeter shoppe and noticed kids on their own and with parents possibly getting stocked up before a trip to the pictures. 

Time square and the pictures had plenty of people around too. 

Could the pictures be having a positive effect so soon? 

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Took my dad into town centre for a night out at Botanist and Cineworld - great time! Quite a few in Botanist but cinema was pretty empty!

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